Synology: Request For Docker Package Update

Synology Request For Docker Package Update

As you well know, Docker Daemon has not been updated by Synology developers for about a year and a half now. Some recent containers require the updated Docker Daemon version 20.10.1 in order to function properly, as is the case with Home Assistant Supervisor. As you can tell from the screenshot below, the current Docker version available in Synology Package Center is version 18.09.0, available on both DSM 6.2.3 and DSM 7.0. Docker Daemon version 18.09.8 was originally released by Docker on July 17, 2019 (2019-07-17) and by Synology on April 28, 2020 (2020-04-28).

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Synology users have been complaining for a while now about how their Synology experience is being negatively impacted by the outdated Docker version. After having received hundreds of emails in the last month from Synology users complaining about the issue, I decided to write this article and tell you that, today, January 1st, 2021, I sent a Feature Inquiry to Synology to help speed up the process for the update. And I strongly recommend my readers to also send a “Feature Inquiry” to Synology to speed up the process with Docker Daemon 20.10.1

Feature Inquiry

As you can see in the image below, you have to choose Packages from Category, then Docker. After that, select your email, confirm it and select your current location. And then write your message and hit the send button.

I would like to let you know that a lot containers like Home Assistant are no longer working with
Synology Docker Daemon Version 18.09.8 released on July 17, 2019.
The entire Synology fans community is eagerly awaiting for the update to Docker Daemon Version 20.10.1
released on December 14, 2020.
Please consider this a priority because Synology users have started complaining about how their Synology experience
is being negatively impacted by the outdated Docker version.

Sincerely,
Your Name

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Once you’ve click the Send button, you will see an automatic thank you message.

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Note: Synology is a wonderful company with a very hard-working team that has always shown a great deal of determination when it comes to solving issues such as this. The thing is, they can’t stay on top of everything and need people like us to help them do just that by sending in suggestions such as this Feature Inquiry about Docker. The more of us there are that send this Feature Inquiry, the higher the chances that the new Docker version 20.10 will be released by spring, and we will all benefit from it. Unity is strength so let’s unite and do this!

This post was updated on Friday / January 1st, 2021 at 11:08 PM